[TriLUG] /etc/enviornment and proxy servers
wayne at wh175.com
Mon May 23 12:57:21 EDT 2005
Maybe $BIGCOMPANY is using a proxy similar to a netcache, where
different users can be provided with different permissions, or they are
blocking the CONNECT method for HTTP proxy?
Who can say...
Just my .02
Greg Brown wrote:
>This problem was solved by using a different login name and password.
>I have no idea how the proxy server will let my username and pw out by
>setting the proxy server in Firefox, mozilla, and IE on XP, but not
>from the command line to do apt-gets, yums, etc. Very strange.
>But I was finally able to run my apt-get using someone else's login
>(ssshhhh!! that part is a secret).
>On 5/22/05, Neil Roeth <neil at occamsrazor.net> wrote:
>>On May 20, Greg Brown (gwbrown1 at gmail.com) wrote:
>> > I'd like to get apt-get working from within $BIGCOMPANY. As it
>> > stands, there is a proxy. If memory serves, and google is correct, I
>> > should be able to put the following line into /etc/enviornment and
>> > have my apt-get be able to hop onto the Internet and grab files:
>> > http_proxy="http://<username>:<password>@proxy.company.com:8080/proxy/"
>> > However, this does not work. Does anyone have any ideas why not?
>> > Greg
>>I just saw this message; I see you got some responses but I did not see any
>>that said you had solved it yet. I used to do the following, not in
>>/etc/environment, but from the command line before executing any apt-get
>>and it worked. I'm not sure why you have the trailing "/proxy/" at the end of
>>your definition, it wasn't necessary for mine. Also, a trailing slash was NOT
>>necessary. I'd also double check that you have the correct proxy machine name
>>and port number.
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